Minimum Wage Should Not Be Raised Essay

1493 Words Mar 13th, 2015 6 Pages
Minimum Wage When the cost of living goes up shouldn’t the minimum wage also? America the land of the great is seemingly increasing to appear not so great. We offer underpaid jobs so that our hard working American brothers and sisters can lace up their shoes in the morning put in 40hours a week to come home with a measly 7.25a hour and struggle to make ends meet with their families. This has been disputed throughout the ages and there are lots of scientifically studies and research that have been done to sway each side to the others opinion. I feel that the minimum wage needs to be raised and we should be rewarding our hard working American sisters and brothers. How can we go on with good conscious considering America this great nation when we have so many who are struggling? The widely known belief of raising minimum wage will only benefit teens is false; the typical minimum wage worker is not a high-school student as many of us have come to believe. It is in fact 88percent of those would benefit from federal minimum wage increase are age 20 and older. 55percent of those 88percent are women (Labor P.1).. Now many people will argue small business owners can’t afford to pay their workers more and therefore won’t be in support of a federal minimum wage increase. A June 2014 survey found more than 3 out of 5 small business owners support increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 (Labor P.1). Small business owners believe that a higher minimum wage would benefit business in…

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